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Drawing on Cognitive Linguistic theories of metaphor and metonymy, in this paper we deal with the interaction between metaphor and metonymy in non-idiomatic Greek expressions. Data from (self-compiled and electronic) corpora show that metonymy functions together with metaphor as a realization of metaphtonymy, and the interaction patterns revealed here are closer to the ‘metaphor from metonymy’ type of interaction (Goossens 1995). It is also argued that a specific construction is instantiated in addition to metaphor and metonymy.


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